What should I do if Progressive is offering me $500 or $1000 for my car accident?

Written By: The Champion Firm Team

Date Posted: 01.23.16

Category: Insurance Personal Injury

Were you involved in a car accident recently and is the other driver’s insurance company trying to get you to take $500, or even $1,000, to settle your personal injury claim? This is a common tactic that many insurance companies use to try to pay you pennies on the dollar of what your claim is actually worth, but one insurance company in particular does this quite frequently. That company is Progressive. Progressive does this to try to get you to take a quick settlement so they can close their file and never have to pay you a dime. These settlement offers often come shortly after an accident and before the full effects of an injury are known. Progressive uses this tactic because they know that they could potentially have to pay you significantly more money after you get medical treatment or hire an attorney. If you were injured in an accident and Progressive tries to settle with you for $500 or $1,000, do not take it. Talk to a personal injury attorney who can advise you on what your claim is actually worth. You may be entitled to significantly more money, and the insurance companies are not going to let you know that. A personal injury attorney can help you understand the proper steps to follow and help ensure you receive maximum compensation.

At The Champion Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C., our Marietta personal injury lawyers have helped clients receive significantly more money from Progressive than the initial low ball offers that our clients received before hiring an attorney. Do not let Progressive, or any other insurance company for that matter, take advantage of you. Call The Champion Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C., today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.

About the Author

The Champion Firm is a full-service personal injury law firm serving the greater Metro Atlanta area. Our award-winning team of attorneys specializes in car accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, and slip-and-fall cases. Learn more about our team here.